Tekran Instruments Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced systems for ambient and point-source mercury monitoring. With pioneering expertise in cold vapor atomic fluorescence detection, Tekran® has become the trusted source for accurate and reliable measurement of ultra-trace mercury levels. Tekran has provided more ambient and CEM systems than any other supplier worldwide.

About Us

Foundations

Tekran was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1989 to develop custom analytical instrumentation for environmental analysis. Our first analyzer, the Tekran 2537, was introduced in 1993 and is now widely accepted as the gold standard for automated ambient air analysis of mercury. Tekran continues to expand and improve our product lines, which are focused exclusively on instruments and systems for mercury measurement. We now offer systems for ambient air mercury speciation monitoring, automated analysis of total mercury and methyl mercury in environmental samples, total mercury in natural gas, and mercury continuous emission monitoring of coal-fired power plants and other industrial emission sources. We also offer a wide range of secondary equipment to support our main product lines.

Who We Are

Tekran Instruments Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced systems for ambient air, laboratory analysis, and point-source mercury monitoring. With pioneering expertise in cold vapor atomic fluorescence detection, Tekran has become the trusted source for accurately and reliably measuring ultra-trace levels of mercury. Tekran has provided more automated air analyzers and Hg-CEM monitoring systems than any other supplier worldwide.

What We Do

Tekran is an international leader in environmental measurement technology, serving the needs of industry, government and research institutions with applications ranging from pure research to primary manufacturing. We revolutionized continuous mercury monitoring through the use of cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrophotometry and pure gold preconcentration. Tekran’s systems for ultra-trace measurement of mercury in ambient air, stack emissions and environmental samples are extraordinarily sensitive and robust with detection limits of less than 1 picogram absolute and practical immunity to interfering compounds.

Leadership

Tekran is known worldwide for the accuracy and dependability of our equipment and will continue to exceed customer expectations. From developing the industry’s first proven ambient air analyzer and mercury Hg-CEMs, Tekran has been at the forefront of the mercury measurement industry since 1992. For example, the Tekran 3310 Elemental Mercury Calibration Source was chosen by the US National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) as the “NIST Prime” which is used to certify all other Hg-CEM calibration sources.
Tekran’s research and development efforts continue to be headed by cofounders Frank Schaedlich and Dan Schneeberger. Our unique solutions and industry leading designs have been awarded numerous patents. With our growing staff of research engineers and technicians, the Tekran team leads the way with employee commitment to innovation, quality and customer service. As we pursue future opportunities, we know Tekran has the people, technology and resources to measure up to your standards and ours.

TSI

As a member of the TSI family, Tekran is backed by world-class design, manufacturing and customer support facilities that position us to meet the demands of a global market. TSI Incorporated provides Tekran with the ability quickly ramp production, delivering large scale mercury monitoring solutions to industry. For more information, see www.tsi.com.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Tekran - Model 2537X - Automated Ambient Air Analyzer

The Tekran 2537 performs continuous long-term, unattended analysis of gaseous elemental mercury with unmatched accuracy, sensitivity, and reliability. The Tekran 2537 is easy to setup, use, and maintain and has long been known for its stable performance in rugged conditions. Our instruments have been installed at both Polar Regions, on ocean research vessels and hundreds of locations in between. As a testament to the longevity of our products, the ...

Tekran - Model 1120 - Standard Addition Controller

The Tekran Model 1120 Standard Addition Controller allows standard additions of elemental mercury into ambient air while using the Model 2537 Mercury Vapour Monitor. It is a valuable quality assurance tool that provides positive indication that the analyzer is operating properly. The Tekran 1120 is now offered as a firmware plugin for the 2537X.

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Mercury monitoring for measuring mercury content in hair

Measurement of mercury content in hair is a convenient technique to estimate dietary exposure without having to handle tissues or bodily fluids. As the mercury present in hair is comprised of different mercury species, full speciation of the compounds is needed for complete understanding. Environment Canada published a technique where treating a basic digestion with Cd2+ in the presence of cysteine allowed analysis of inorganic mercury and total mercury using a Tekran 2600 System. Methyl mercury was then calculated...

Mercury monitoring for isotopic abundance by the ICP-MS

Studies of real-world ecosystems are very complex. Mercury species inter-conversion as well as mercury deposition and evasion are constantly occurring. One technique to help sort out the processes is to trace reactions using natural Hg isotopes. Either by enriching a system with a particular isotope or determination of isotopic ratios as a technique of source identification, isotopes are a powerful tool for investigation. The Tekran 2600 Total Mercury and Tekran 2700 Methyl Mercury systems are designed to couple...

FEATURED SERVICES

Field Projects

Some specialized field projects require on-site technical expertise to assure proper instrument performance and meet project goals. Whether due to time constraints, untested applications, or other analytical challenges the best option is to draw on the extensive expertise of Tekran scientists. We have extensive field experience with Tekran instrumentation that we are ready to put at your disposal.

General Product Services

Tekran’s commitment to our customers extends well beyond the point of purchase. We offer phone, e-mail and on-site technical support for the lifetime of all of our instrumentation. Customer support is our highest priority and we will work diligently to optimize your Tekran System performance. If you are interested in any of our extended product services listed below, please contact the appropriate group listed on our Tech Support page.

FEATURED TRAINING

Hg CEM & Laboratory Training

A well structured training program pays immediate dividends, and our customers tell us Tekran training programs are among the best. It takes a well trained operator to get the highest performance out of their analytical equipment. At Tekran, we have spent considerable effort developing comprehensive training programs to provide our customers the needed skills and knowledge to become adept mercury analysts.

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

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EVENTS ATTENDED

Pittcon 2012, Pollutec Horizons 2011

INDUSTRIES SERVED

Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Air and Climate

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:
1989

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